Friday, February 1, 2008

Barrow vs. Northwich 22/01/08

SIGHTLINES Digital Arts Commission
at Barrow AFC

After considering applications from over 40 artists, the Sightlines selection committee comprising John Hall, David Ingham, Supporter and Unison rep Alec Proffit and photographer Stuart Clarke from The Homes Of Football Gallery in Ambleside, have chosen Glenn Boulter to work in around the club over the next few months and to deliver a piece of work for installation at the start of the 2008-9 season. The project is being led by artist and Barrow supporter John Hall with the support of Arts Council England, Cumbria Arts In Education, Aim Higher , Barrow Borough Council and parner schools from accross Cumbria.

Says John "We were impressed by the quality and scope of Glenn's work which includes Printmaking, Sound Design and editions of Artists books and CDs, and with the imagination and wit with which he approaches his subjects. I'm really looking forward to working with him and watching things develop."

Sightlines' theme is Football, Art and Community, and the project so far has seen John exhibit his own work at Barrows Artgene gallery, present a series of experimental music pieces drawing on the sounds of matchday at Barrow, Kendal, Carlisle, and Workington. There has also been an exhibition of giant Subbuteo players made by local schools at The Nest and The Homes Of Football gallery.

This second phase of Sightlines has been running since autumn, and has seen John work with locally based artists Kate Davis and Shaun Blezard on a variety of football related sound recording projects in schools , including a session with Poet and Broadcaster Ian McMillan who worked with a group of St. Bernard's students on the mysterious history of Barrow AFC legend, Al Mobility.

Glenn saw the 4-1 win over Gainsborough the other week, and was taking photographs during last night's game against Northwich. You can follow the progress of the project on this blog and if you have any questions or comments on the project, contact John at

John Hall
Barrow vs. Gainsborough Trinity 12/01/08

Welcome to the Blogspot for the Barrow AFC
Digital Arts Residency!

During the residency, artists Glenn Boulter and Francis O' Donnell Smith will be posting work in progress as it develops in the form of photos, videos, sketches, sound and music.

We will also be using the blog to recruit participants and collect views and opinions on the project, so please come back regularly to see what we’re up to or contact us at: with any comments or questions.

Please see below for full details of the residency and the Sightlines project in general.